The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has disclosed that governor’s on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are ready to pay the N30,000 minimum wage recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Dickson, who is the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen at the end of the forum’s meeting which ended in the early hours of Friday, NAN reports.
The Governor said that they were ready to pay the new minimum wage in order to alleviate the plight of workers in PDP-controlled states.
He called on President Buhari to expedite the process for the commencement of the payment of the new minimum wage by sending a bill to the incoming ninth National Assembly to review the revenue sharing formula of the country.
“We are very eager as PDP governors to implement and pay the 30,000 naira minimum wage that the federal government announced.
“We want to do so to alleviate the plight of the long suffering Nigerian workers who have been under-paid for long and the workers who are currently groaning in economic hardship as a result of what has gone wrong with the economy since the All Progressives Congress (APC) government took over.
“Also we call for a review of the revenue sharing formula to accommodate a fresh Revenue Allocation Formula in the country,” he said.